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PaperFest Cutting Into Quad-Cities Next Weekend

August 18th, 2019

PaperFest, a new visual arts event in the Quad Cities, will include art demos and family-friendly hands-on art activities, all with paper. Activities planned are paper book folding, foam core sculpture, origami, collage and paper making. Artists involved include: Bucktown multi-media artist Linda Hardin, Carolyn Krueger who teaches ceramics, owns The ARTery and directs MidCoast Gallery West in Rock Island, Illinois, Rose Patton of Seven Orchids Gallery in Bucktown, David Smith who owns Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois, and DeSoto Studio (Rock Island) artist Amber Williams. There is... Read More

Bucktown Is Back!

July 18th, 2019

Bucktown is back.   The art gallery is reopening today after being closed for over two months due to the Flood of 2019. Sunrise Galleries East in the Bucktown Center for the Arts is reinstalling paintings and photography after having the business closed since April 30th when a Hesco barrier broke flooding Downtown Davenport. Gallery owners Jane Doty and Jim Elias will be in their business today from 10:00am to 3:00pm hanging art they removed during the flood. Sunrise Galleries East will reopen for business Thursday, July 17. Located at the corner of 2nd Street and Pershing Avenue, The Bucktown... Read More

Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst Artworks at Quad City Arts

June 15th, 2019

On exhibit from June 28 through August 16, 2019 at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island will be paintings by Christopher Reno of Galesburg, IL, and digital collages by Rene Meyer Ernst of Davenport, IA. Christopher Reno creates paintings that are based on the grid as a structure from which to improvise. Reno states, “Technology allows me to incorporate manipulated photographic imagery and capitalize on the efficient repetitive labor of digital output tools such a plotters or engravers to make objects that I could never make with my own hand.” His paintings act as a marker for his... Read More

Young Artists At The Figge!

February 22nd, 2019

The Young Artists Exhibit is running at Davenport’s Figge Museum through the end of March, and QC Scene went to check out some of the awesome artworks by area students on display on the second floor of the museum. Lots of amazing work, excellent creations and cool imagination is on display! Make sure to check it out!    Read More

Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

November 29th, 2018

It’s clear as glass that Local Union 25 has made a white-hot impact on one of the most unique art spots in the Quad-Cities, Hot Glass. The gallery at 104 Western Davenport, in the Davenport Printing Company building, will be celebrating its renovation and expansion with a grand re-opening featuring renowned glass artists John Miller and Alex Stisser from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a look around its amazing studio gives area art fans a mirror into the craftsmanship of the union workers that made this renewal a reality. “We’re just stunned and so grateful to all the folks from Local... Read More

Simple Beauty Of Our World Celebrated in QC Arts Exhibit

January 24th, 2018

Paintings by Holly Kimball & Brad Bisbey, with wood sculptures by Jay Stratton will be exhibited at Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island Feb. 2-March 23. There’s an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the gallery, in the District, Rock Island. The event is free. In our fast paced world, it’s important to take time to appreciate the simple beauty of locally created art. On exhibit from February 2nd through March 23rd, 2017, will be simplistic and calming paintings by Holly Kimball of Galesburg, IL and Brad Bisbey of Moline, IL, with awe inspiring wood sculptures and furniture by... Read More

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